ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 805 Millennium Fellows.
During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 96,705 hours and their 422 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 564,366 people worldwide.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT JOSE FERNANDO VALERA LOZADA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
Centro Universitario Incarnate Word | Mexico City, Mexico | Advancing SDG 12 & UNAI 9
Millennium Fellowship Project: Sharing us
Treatment of solid waste. We want to raise awareness of
consequences of our consumption habits in a first stage, then we will take action inviting and training the community to be responsible for these wastes and the last phase is the use and transformation into useful items to avoid the production of new plastics mainly.
The last stage is very ambitious but we are already working on the development of technology and processes to achieve it. It is an example of circular economy.
The idea of this project is to promote the culture of recycling by preventing more generation
plastics and reuse what you already have, with a social and sustainable approach. It seeks to achieve social welfare, improving the environment through recycling. Is a
problem that we are attacking but can have great impact and this is only the beginning.
About the Millennium Fellow
My name is José Fernando Valera, student of the eighth semester of International Business at Incarnate Word University, I am very excited to have been selected as part of this generation of change. Throughout my life I have had the opportunity to live with many people and I was able to develop from an early age the analysis and understanding of needs and problems in the world and the society that surrounds me. That is why I have always liked to give solutions to everyday problems.
By mixing this with my studies and a bit of engineering knowledge in addition to my work experience I have been able to enter the world of entrepreneurship by developing business models whose focus is social and sustainability.
I am the founder with others the Sharing-Us project that as a team we seek to generate a change in society, making aware of the consequences that our consumption habits have. And how much they are damaging the environment. Our proposal also seeks to transform these plastic waste and making the recycling process even cheaper. Thanks to the consent and training of society. This is why being part of this 2019 generation fills me with pride and happiness since we have the possibility of generating a change that more than being an option is an obligation of people to have a better world.